Posted on 11/10/2019 by Robert Henshaw, DMD
|After receiving dental implants, follow the advice we give you so that you can have a healthy recovery following your procedure.
Depending on the type of procedure that was conducted, will change your healing time and recovery process. It is okay to experience moderate pain after a procedure, but if pain persists, it will be necessary to contact us and schedule a follow up.
Signs of a Rejection
There are many signs indicating a rejection of a recent dental implant, and it is important to be aware of them for your safety. A common sign seen in patients who are experiencing a rejection is severe pain accompanied with increased inflammation after the healing period is over.
If pain and swelling continue to increase after an operation, it could signal that there was an allergic reaction to the implant or insufficient bone support for your new tooth. You may also be able to identify a rejection if you have difficulty chewing normal foods after the healing period or your implant becomes loose and begins to wiggle in your mouth.
How to Prevent a Rejection
While it is not always possible to prevent a rejection, there is a cautionary step available which can aid in the healing process and help a rejection from occurring. First, it is important to follow our suggestions after surgery for a straight path to recovery. We always recommend that patients take care of their mouth, but it is especially important after oral surgery.
Without proper dental hygiene, it is possible to develop gum disease and this could cause a rejection of the implant. Another preventative measure which is necessary is to stop all use of tobacco. Tobacco use can slow the healing process and open the surgical site to more infection.
Finally, we want you to come to us if you think you are at risk of a dental implant rejection. By catching the rejection at the earliest of stages, we can offer more help to save your implant and give you a better quality of life. To find out more, contact our office.
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